Historic Grand Prix of Monaco

The Historic Grand Prix of Monaco (also called the Monaco Historic Grand Prix depending upon the source) is a series of automotive races focussed on historic motorsport. The event is typically held biennially two weeks before the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco.

HistoryEdit

The first Monaco Historic Grand Prix was held in 1997 as part of the year-long celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi family's presidency over Monaco. It had only been intended as a one-off event but became a huge success, leading to its continuation as a biennial event from 2000. With the beginning of the Monaco ePrix Formula E race, the Historic Grand Prix runs in even-numbered years and the ePrix runs in odd-numbered years. An exception occurred in 2020, where the 12th event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead taking place on April 25, 2021, two weeks before the Monaco ePrix and four weeks before the Formula One Grand Prix.

The 2010 running of the event was the seventh in the series. It featured eight races total, in various historic motorcar categories:

  • Race A - Pre-1947 Voiturettes and Grand Prix cars
  • Race B - Front-engined Grand Prix cars (1947–1960)
  • Race C - Pre-1953 sports cars
  • Race D - Formula 3, 1,000 cc (1964–1970)
  • Race E - Rear-engined Grand Prix cars (1954–1965)
  • Race F - Formula 1 (1966–1974)
  • Race G - Formula 1 (1975–1978)
  • Race H - Formula 3, 1,600 cc and 2,000 cc (1971–1984)

By the 9th running of the event in 2014, the number of races had been reduced to 7, and there had been some tweaking of the categories, better to distribute the competition:[1]

  • A: Pre-war "Voiturettes" and Grand Prix Cars (up to 1939)
  • B: F1 and F2 Grand Prix Cars (pre-1961)
  • C: Sports cars (1952–1955)
  • D: F1 Grand Prix Cars (1961–1965)
  • E: F1 Grand Prix Cars (1966–1972)
  • F: F1 Grand Prix Cars (1973–1978)
  • G: Formula 3 Cars, 2,000cc (1974–1978)

For the 11th running of the event in 2018 the number of races remained, the division into categories based on the year of manufacturing has been adjusted again.[2] The following classes remained static for the 12th running of the event in 2021.

  • Series A: Pre-war "Voiturettes" and Grand-Prix Cars, up to 1939
  • Series B: Formula 1 and Formula 2 Grand Prix Cars, manufactured before 1961
  • Series C: Sports Cars that ran from 1952 to 1957
  • Series D: F1 Grand Prix Cars - 1500cc, from 1961 to 1965
  • Series E: F1 Grand Prix Cars - from 1966 to 1972
  • Series F: F1 Grand Prix Cars - from 1973 to 1976
  • Series G: F1 Grand Prix Cars - from 1977 to 1980

WinnersEdit

Year Série Cars Years Race winner Car
1997 A Grand Prix - two-seater Pre-1934   Jean-Louis Duret Bugatti 35B
B Grand Prix Pre-1952   Martin Stretton Maserati 4CM
C Ferrari sports cars Pre-1959   Frank Sytner Ferrari 250 TR
D Grand Prix Pre-1960   Rod Jolley Cooper T51
E Sports cars Pre-1960   Lindsay Owen-Jones Maserati Tipo 61
F Grand Prix Pre-1968   Joaquín Folch-Rusiñol Lotus 49
G Formula Junior   Duncan Dayton Cooper T67
2000 A Grand Prix - two-seater Pre-1934   Julian Majzub Bugatti 35B
B Grand Prix - single-seater Pre-1952   John Ure ERA B
C Sports cars with drum brakes Pre-1959   Claudia Hürtgen Maserati 300S
D Grand Prix - front engine Pre-1961   Martin Stretton Ferrari 555 "Supersqualo"
E Formula Junior 1958-1963   Denis Welch Merlyn
F Grand Prix - rear engine Pre-1966   Duncan Dayton Brabham BT11
2002 A Grand Prix - two-seater Pre-1934   Charles Dean Bugatti 51
B Grand Prix Pre-1952   Julian Bronson ERA B
C Sports cars Pre-1959   David Franklin Ferrari 750 Monza
D Grand Prix Pre-1961   Martin Stretton Connaught C
E Formula Junior - rear engine   Denis Welch Merlyn
F Grand Prix Pre-1966   Frank Sytner Brabham BT4
G Formula 1 Pre-1979   Martin Stretton Tyrrell P34
2004 A Grand Prix Pre-1947   John Ure ERA B
B Grand Prix - front engine 1947-1960   Duncan Dayton Lotus 16
C Sports cars Pre-1953   Flavien Marcais Jaguar C-Type
D Formula Junior - front engine   Joe Colasacco Stanguellini FJ
E Grand Prix - rear engine 1954-1965   Duncan Dayton Brabham BT11
F Formula 1 1966-1976   Martin Stretton Tyrrell P34
2006 A Grand Prix Pre-1947   Stefan Schollwoeck Maserati 6CM
B Grand Prix - front engine 1947-1960   Duncan Dayton Lotus 16
C Sports cars Pre-1953   John Ure Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica (Mk2)
D Formula Junior - rear engine   Denis Welch Merlyn Mk5/7
E Grand Prix - rear engine 1954-1965   Nick Wigley Cooper T51
F Formula 1 1966-1974   Duncan Dayton Brabham BT33
G Formula 1 1975-1978   Martin Stretton Tyrrell P34
2008 A Grand Prix Pre-1947   Julian Bronson ERA R4D
B Grand Prix - front engine Pre-1961   Duncan Dayton Lotus 16
C Sports cars and sports prototypes Pre-1953   John Ure Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica (Mk2)
D Formula Junior   John Monson BMC Mk1
E Grand Prix - rear engine Pre-1966   Simon Hadfield Lotus 21
F Formula 1 - 3 litre Pre-1975   Duncan Dayton Brabham BT33
G Formula 1 - 3 litre 1975-1978   Paul Edwards Penske PC3
2010 A Grand Prix Pre-1947   Julian Bronson ERA R4D
B Grand Prix - front engine 1947-1960   Duncan Dayton Lotus 16
C Sports cars Pre-1953   Carlos Monteverde Jaguar C-Type
D Formula 3 - 1000 cm3 1964-170   Christian Traber Brabham BT21
E Grand Prix - rear engine 1954-1965   James King Brabham BT7
F Formula 1 1966-1974   Duncan Dayton Brabham BT33
G Formula 1 1975-1978   Bobby Verdon-Roe McLaren M26
H Formula 3 1971-1973 (1600cc)
1974-1984 (2000cc)
  Emanuele Pirro Martini Mk34
2012 A Voiturettes and Grand Prix Pre-1952   Julian Bronson ERA R4D
B Formula 1 and Formula 2 Pre-1961   Roger Wills Cooper T51
C Sports cars and sports prototypes Pre-1953   Alex Buncombe Jaguar C-Type
D Grand Prix - rear engine 1961-1965   Andy Middlehurst Lotus 25
E Formula 1 - 3 litre 1966-1972   Duncan Dayton Brabham BT33
F Formula 1 - 3 litre 1973-1978   Michael Lyons Hesketh 308E
G Formula 3 - 2000 cm3 Pre-1985   Ben Barker Lola T670
2014 A Voiturettes and Grand Prix Pre-war   Matthew Grist Alfa Romeo P3
B Formula 1 and Formula 2 Pre-1961   Roger Wills Cooper T51
C Sports cars 1952-1955   Alex Buncombe Jaguar C-Type
D Formula 1 - 1500 cm3 1961-1965   Andy Middlehurst Lotus 25
E Formula 1 1966-1972   Katsuaki Kubota Lotus 72
F Formula 1 - non ground effect 1973-1978   Michael Lyons Hesketh 308E
G Formula 3 - 2000 cm3 1974-1978   Paolo Barilla Chevron B34
2016 B Formula 1 and Formula 2 Pre-1961   Tony Wood Tec-Mec F415
C Sports cars 1952-1955   Chris Ward Jaguar C-Type
D Formula Junior - front engine 1958-1960   Jonathon Hughes Lola Mk2
E Formula 1 - 1500 cm3 1961-1965   Andy Middlehurst Lotus 25
F Formula 1 1966-1972   Stuart Hall McLaren M19A
G Formula 1 1973-1976   Alex Caffi Ensign N176
2018 A Grand Prix Pre-war   Paddins Dowling ERA R5B
B Formula 1 and Formula 2 Pre-1961   Tony Wood Tec-Mec F415
C Sports cars - front engine 1952-1955   Chris Ward Cooper T33 (Mk1)
D Formula 1 1961-1965   Andy Middlehurst Lotus 25
E Formula 1 1966-1972   Björn Wirdheim March 711
F Formula 1 1973-1976   Michael Lyons McLaren M26
G Formula 1 1977-1980   Martin O'Connell ATS D4
2021 A Voiturettes and Grand Prix Pre-war   Christian Traber Talbot-Lago T150C "MD"
B Formula 1 and Formula 2 Pre-1961   Guillermo Fierro-Eleta Maserati 250F
C Sports cars - front engine 1952-1957   Guillermo Fierro-Eleta Maserati 300S
D Formula 1 - 1500 cm3 1961-1965   Mark Shaw Lotus 21
E Formula 1 - 3 litre 1966-1972   Michael Lyons Surtees TS9
F Formula 1 - 3 litre 1973-1976   Michael Lyons McLaren M26
G Formula 1 - 3 litre 1977-1980   Michael Lyons Hesketh 308E

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic Grand Prix schedule Accessed 2014-05-11
  2. ^ Historic Grand Prix Monaco Accessed 2018-11-04

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